Articles by BDN staff reports


After being falsely labeled terrorist or drug trafficker, at least one Mainer gets payday in court

BDN staff reports on June 22, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
The jury ordered TransUnion to pay 8,185 people $7337.30 each for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as the company confused those customers with similarly named people on a government watch list.

Portland software firm sold to California investors in $125 million deal

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
A California investment firm has purchased Portland software company Certify in a $125 million deal.
Anthony Sanborn Jr.

Former FBI profiler says Portland murder may have been work of uncaught serial killer

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
Sanborn’s legal team hopes the serial killer theory helps convince the court Sanborn himself was not guilty.
The Bon-Ton retail store at the Maine Mall in South Portland.

Maine Mall department store to close, offers severance to 55 employees

BDN staff reports on June 13, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
The Bon-Ton department store at the Maine Mall in South Portland will close in August.
Ricker Hamilton

LePage appoints longtime DHHS manager as interim replacement for Mayhew

By BDN Staff on May 26, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
Ricker Hamilton will run the department following the departure of Mary Mayhew, who served as commissioner of the state’s largest agency since the early days of LePage’s tenure.

Maine Army veteran fatally shot in Texas

BDN staff reports on May 18, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
A Brunswick native and Army veteran died in Texas early this month after he was found with a gunshot wound behind a convenience store.
A box of donuts, (from top L clockwise) manager's special, traditional glazed, vanilla, pumpkin, chocolate and strawberry, is pictured at a newly opened Dunkin' Donuts store in Santa Monica, California September 2, 2014.

Dunkin’ Donuts customers believe it’s not butter, so they sue

BDN staff reports on April 06, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
The class action against a few groups of franchise owners also would require them to use only real butter for a year.
An oil truck rolled over on Interstate 295 north near exit 4 in South Portland on Monday, Feb. 6.

Fuel truck rollover leads to oil spill in Fore River

BDN staff reports on Feb. 06, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
An oil truck rollover has closed one lane of I-295 northbound in South Portland.
Stearns head coach Nick Cullen celebrates during the Class D North state softball championship game at Coffin Field in Brewer in this June 2016 file photo.

‘Thoughtless, encouraging touch’ led to resignation of Stearns coach

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Nick Cullen’s resignation on Tuesday as the head girls basketball coach at Stearns High School in Millinocket apparently was related to his touching one of his players during a game last Friday night.

Eagle Lake man charged in stabbing incident

BDN staff reports on Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
The 20-year-old victim of an alleged stabbing here on Monday has been transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he is in stable condition, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.
University of Maine's Andrew Fleming (right) tries for two past Central Connecticut State University during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Wednesday.

UMaine basketball team to protest North Carolina anti-LGBT law

BDN staff reports on Dec. 02, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
A Bangor Public Works crew installs Bangor's Holiday Tree in West Market Square on Tuesday morning. The balsam fir stands at over 35 feet tall, and was donated by Sprague's Nursery & Garden Center from a private property in Levant.

Christmas tree standing 3½ stories set up for the holidays in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on Nov. 29, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
A balsam fir measuring more than 35 feet was erected Tuesday in West Market Square.
Diana L. Estey

Search for missing Medford woman suspended

BDN staff reports on Nov. 07, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Burnham tractor accident

BDN staff reports on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A 2-year-old died Monday morning when a tractor driven by his grandfather accidentally backed over him, state police said.
Jordan Agger, 20, was injured Monday morning when her car overturned five times off West River Road in Sidney, police said.

Woman’s car rolls 5 times in Sidney crash

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
A local woman was injured Monday morning when her car overturned five times off West River Road in Sidney, police said.

Two brothers arrested for starting car fire that nearly spread to apartment building

BDN staff reports on Oct. 12, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
Two brothers from Waterville were arrested Tuesday and charged with arson for starting a car fire that nearly spread to a three-unit apartment building.

Brewer man arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle, robbing store

BDN staff reports on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
A Brewer man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a vehicle and robbing a convenience store, according to Bangor police.
Rockland police asked for the public's help in locating this man, who was at Hannaford supermarket in Rockland early Sunday afternoon.

Rockport man charged with theft, burglary after image shared with public

BDN staff reports on Aug. 02, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
After getting the public’s help on Monday to identify a “person of interest” from supermarket surveillance photos, local police have charged a Rockport man with theft and burglary.

Maine book publisher teams up with New York distributor

BDN staff reports on May 12, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
The Thomaston-based publisher of E.B. White’s “One Man’s Meat,” Tillbury House Publishers, has reached a deal to sell and distribute its titles through the New York City publishing house W.W. Norton & Co.
Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at the building housing Blaze restaurant in West Market Square in downtown Bangor.

Firefighters respond to fire in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on May 04, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.